Kommentiertes Vorlesungsverzeichnis Wintersemester 2016/2017 
physics611  Particle Physics Tu 1214, Th 1214, HS, IAP The lecture times will be synchronized with those of physics618 on October, 20th 2016 

Instructor(s):  I. Brock  
Prerequisites:  BSc Vorlesung physik511 Physik V (Kerne und Teilchen)  
Contents:  • Introduction: overview, notations • Basics: kinematics, Lorentz systems, colliders and fixed target experiments • Scattering processes: cross section and lifetime, Fermi's golden rule, phase space, 2 and 3body decays, Mandelstam variables • Dirac equation, spin and helicity, QED • Interactions and fields • e+e annihilation • Leptonp scattering and the quark model • Symmetries and conservation laws • Strong interaction and QCD • Weak interaction • Electroweak unification and Standard Model tests • The Higgs Boson  
Literature:  The lecture does not follow a particular book but larger parts will be close to the new book by M. Thomson, "Modern Particle Physics", Cambridge University Press Further useful books are: Halzen, Martin Quarks and Leptons D. Perkins Introduction to High Energy Physics C. Berger Elementarteilchenphysik D. Griffith Introduction to Elementary Particles P. Schmüser FeynmanGraphen und Eichtheorien für Experimentalphysiker  
Comments:  This lecture is recommended as the first course for master students interested in (experimental) particle physics.  
physics618  Physics of Particle Detectors Th 1416, Fr 1315, HS, HISKP The lecture times will be synchronized with those of physics611 on October, 20th 2016 

Instructor(s):  N. Wermes  
Prerequisites:   electrodynamics  basics of quantum mechanics  elementary knowledge of particle and nuclear physics useful  
Contents:  1. Introduction 2. Sources of Ionizing Radiation 3. Energy Loss of Charged Particles in Matter 4. Ionization Detectors 5. Position Measurement 6. Momentum Measurement 7. Signal Processing and Acquisition 8. Interaction of Photons with Matter 9. Scintillation Detectors 10. Photon Detection 11. Particle Identification 12. Calorimetry 13. Detector Systems  
Literature:  H. Kolanoski, N. Wermes; Teilchendetektoren  Grundlagen und Anwendungen" (2016) English Edition will appear early 2018. other Literature K. Kleinknecht; Detectors for Particle Radiation (Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed., 1998) W.R. Leo; Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments (Springer, Berlin, 2nd ed., 1994) C. Grupen, B. Shwartz; Particle Detectors (Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology, Band 26, 2nd ed., 2008) C. Leroy, P.G. Rancoita; Principles of Radiation Interaction in Matter and Detection (World Scientific, Singapore, 3rd ed., 2012) W. Blum, W. Riegler, L. Rolandi; Particle Detection with Drift Chambers (Springer, Berlin, 2nd ed., 2008) H. Spieler; Semiconductor detector systems (Oxford University Press, 2005)  
Comments:  The course is extended from 3 to 4 hours to be able to cover the content of my book "Teilchendetektoren  Grundlagen und Anwendungen" "Particle Detectors  from fundamentals to applications" in some larger detail. In order to allow participation also to students attending the course "particle physics", the times of both lectures "Particle Physics" and "Physics of Particle Detectors" will be adjusted in the first week of the semester. The lecture covers the indepth study of the physics processes relevant for modern particle detectors, used e.g. in largescale experiments at CERN, in smaller scale setups in the laboratory, and in astrophysics or medical applications. The general concepts of different detector types such as trackers, calorimeters or devices used for particle identification are introduced. Basics of detector readout techniques and the acquisition of large amount of data are discussed. This course is relevant for students who whish to major in experimental high energy physics, hadron physics or astro particle physics. It is also useful for students interested in medical imaging detectors. The lecture will be accompanied by a tutorial and laboratory visits.  
physics614  Laser Physics and Nonlinear Optics Tu 1012, Th 810, HS, IAP 

Instructor(s):  F. Vewinger  
Prerequisites:  Optics, Atomic Physics, Quantum Mechanics  
Contents:   Propagation of Laser Beams, Resonators  Atom Light Interaction  Principles of Lasers, Laser Systems  Properties of Laser Light  Applications of Lasers  Frequency Doubling, Sum and Difference Frequency Generation  Parametric Processes, Four Wave Mixing  
Literature:   P. Miloni, J. Eberly; Lasers (Wiley, New York, 1988)  D. Meschede; Optik, Licht und Laser (Teubner, Wiesbaden, 2005)  F. K. Kneubühl; Laser (Teubner, Wiesbaden, 2005)  J. Eichler, H.J. Eichler; Laser (Springer, Heidelberg, 2003)  R. Boyd; Nonlinear Optics (Academic Press, Boston, 2003)  Y.R. Shen; The principles of nonlinear optics (Wiley, New York, 1984)  
Comments:  The Lecture is suitable for BSc Students beginning with the 5. Semester and for MasterStudents.  
physics620  Advanced Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Tu 1416, We 1416, HS, IAP 

Instructor(s):  F. Vewinger  
Prerequisites:  Quantum mechanics Atomic Physics  
Contents:  Part 1: Atomic and optical physics (Matter and light) Introduction, overview of the course Reminder of basic atomic structure (including relativistic corrections) Atoms in external fields Interaction of light and matter: electric dipole transitions, selection rules; Magnetic resonance; Ramsey interferometry, atomic clocks, Dissipative lightmatter interaction Light forces, optical potentials, Laser cooling Quantisation of light, cavityQED Part 2: Quantum information processing Basic ideas: qubits, gates Entanglement and quantum algorithms Ion traps Part 3: Molecular Physics Basic molecules: Hydrogen Molecule; Molecular potentials, bound states, collisions Feshbach resonances Part 4: Quantum gases Evaporative cooling BoseEinstein Condensation; Fundamentals of manybody physics, Optical lattices Ultracold Fermi gases BEC vs. BCS  
Literature:  C. Foot, "Atomic Physics" C. Pethick/H. Smith, "BoseEinstein condensation in dilute atomic gases" L. Pitaevskii/S. Stringari, "BoseEinstein condensation" L. Nielsen/I. Chuang "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information"  
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physics615  Theoretical Particle Physics Mo 1618, Tu 16, HS I, PI 

Instructor(s):  H.P. Nilles  
Prerequisites:  Relativistic quantum mechanics. Introductory courses in particle physics and quantum field theory are helpful, but not essential. Basics of Group Theory  
Contents:  Classical field theory, Gauge theories for QED and QCD, Higgs mechanism, Standard model of strong and electroweak interactions, Grand unification, Nonperturbative aspects of the standard model Physics beyond the standard model  
Literature:  Cheng and Li, Gauge theories of elementary particle physics Halzen and Martin: Quarks and Leptons Peskin and Schroeder: An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory Weinberg, The Quantum Theory of Fields I + II  
Comments:  The course (both lectures and tutorials) are in English. A condition for participation in the final exam is that 50% of the homework of this class have been solved (not necessarily entirely correctly). The first lecture will take place on Monday, October 17th  
physics616  Theoretical Hadron Physics We 1417, SR I, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  T. Luu, A. Wirzba  
Prerequisites:  Quantum Mechanics, Advanced Quantum Theory  
Contents: 
 
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Comments:  A basic knowledge of Quantum Field Theory is useful.  
physics617  Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics We 12, Th 1012, HS, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  C. Kollath  
Prerequisites:  Theoretical Physics IIV  
Contents:  This lecture gives an introduction to the theoretical description of the electronic properties of materials. The focus lies on the discussion of the fascinating collective quantum phenomena induced by the interaction between many particles as for example superconductivity and magnetic ordering. Outline: Structure of solids Electrons in a lattice, Bloch theorem, band structure Fermi liquid theory Magnetism Superconductivity Mott insulator transition  
Literature:  N. W. Ashcroft and N. D. Mermin, "Solid State Physics" P. W. Anderson, "Basic Notions of Condensed Matter Physics", AddisonWesley 1997 A. Altland & B. Simons, "Condensed Matter Field Theory", Cambridge University Press 2006 M.P. Marder, "Condensed Matter Physics", John Wiley & Sons J. M. Ziman: "Principles of Solid State Physics", Verlag Harry Deutsch 75 C. Kittel: "Quantum Theory of Solids", J. Wiley 63  
Comments:  This course teaches basic concepts of condensed matter theory. The macroscopic manifestation of quantum mechanics leads to surprising properties of novel materials.  
physics719  BCGS intensive week (Advanced Topics in High Energy Physics) October 10th  14th 

Instructor(s):  E. von Törne  
Prerequisites:  For the exercises, basic knowledge of C would be good  
Contents:  BCGS Intensive Week, "From Hits to Higgs"  a Discovery Simulation for Physics at the LHC 1014. October, Conference roomII, Physikalisches Institut Bonn This course will of interest both for students starting their master studies, students who start their master project soon, Ph.D. students from other fields of physics who wish to broaden their horizon. The BCGS intensive week aims at providing a detailed insight of an LHC detector and the experiments that are done with them to address important questions of fundamental physics today. What does one need to know to analyse LHC data? While following these lines, particular emphasis is given to  the scientific and technical requirements of LHC detectors  the physics of tracking and energy detectors  the theoretical background of LHC physics (Standard Model + Higgs physics)  the experimental methods to address these physics questions Of course, not all topics can be addressed to depth within one week. Thus an effort is made that students will receive an overview and understand the most important mechanisms. About half of the course is devoted to a handon project which will be organized as a simulation game (planspiel). Participants will use toy data to reconstruct proton proton collisions. Starting from uncalibrated hits we will create our own algorithms and finally search for new physics at the LHC. Students will learn several aspects of C++ and its applications in high energy physics.  
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Comments:  The course is an allday workshop, starting on October 10 at 9:15. Students from Cologne: There is a regional express train at 8:38 from KölnSüd that brings you to Bonn in time for the lecture. This train is free with your student ticket.  
physics732  Optics Lab 4 to 6 weeks on agreement 

Instructor(s):  F. Vewinger, M. Köhl, S. Linden, D. Meschede, M. Weitz  
Prerequisites:  BSc  
Contents:  The Optics Lab is a 46 week long practical training/internship in one of the research groups in Photonics and Quantum Optics, which can have several aspects:  setting up a small experiment  testing and understanding the limits of experimental components  simulating experimental situations Credit points can be obtained after completion of a written report.  
Literature:  Will be given by the supervisor  
Comments:  For arranging the topic and time of the internship, please contact the group leader of the group you are interested in directly. Please note that a lead time of a few weeks may occur, so contact the group early. In case you are unsure if/where you want to do the optics lab, please contact Frank Vewinger for information.  
physics738  Lecture on Advanced Topics in Quantum Optics Th 1012, HS, IAP 

Instructor(s):  A. Alberti, D. Meschede  
Prerequisites:  BSc, Quantum Mechanics  
Contents:  The lecture will foster 3 topics: 1  Fundamental Results and Applications of Cavity QED (CQED) (5 lectures) 2  Topological States of Matter (5 lectures) 3  Indistinguishability (4 lectures)  
Literature:   will be given later   
Comments:  2 hours lecture 1 hour exercises (time slot to be fixed in first lecture)  
physics740  Handson Seminar: Experimental Optics and Atomic Physics Mo 911, IAP 

Dozent(en):  M. Weitz u.M.  
Erforderliche Vorkenntnisse:  Optik und Atomphysik Grundvorlesungen, Quantenmechanik  
Inhalt:  Diodenlaser Optische Resonatoren Akustooptische Modulatoren Spektroskopie Radiofrequenztechnik Spannungsdoppelbrechung und vieles mehr  
Literatur:  wird gestellt  
Bemerkungen:  Vorbesprechung am Montag, den 17.10.16, 9 c.t., Konferenzraum IAP, 3. Stock Wegelerstr. 8 Auf Wunsch der Hörer kann das Handson Seminar wegen Überlapp zu anderen Veranstaltungen eventuell auf beispielsweise Freitagvormittag verschoben werden; genaueres in der Vorbesprechung. Seminartermine ab 24.10.16  
physics7501  Advanced Quantum Field Theory We 1012, Th 9, SR II, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  A. Rusetsky  
Prerequisites:  Quantum Mechanics 1+2, Quantum Field theory 1  
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physics753  Theoretical Particle Astrophysics Mo 1214, Tu 9, HS, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  M. Drees  
Prerequisites:  Knowledge of (relativistic) Quantum Mechanics, and basic knowledge of the Standard Model of particle physics, will be assumed. Knowledge of Quantum Field Theory and General Relativity is helpful, but not essential.  
Contents:  Application of particle physics to astrophysical and cosmological problems. Emphasis will be on the physics of the early universe, basically the first few seconds (after inflation).  
Literature:  Kolb and Turner, "The Early Universe", Addison Wesley V. Mukhanov, Physical foundations of cosmology, Cambridge University Press  
Comments:  Particle astrophysics works at the interface of traditional particle physics on the one hand, and astrophysics and cosmology on the other. This field has undergone rapid growth in the last one or two decades, and many fascinating questions remain to be answered.  
physics7503  Selected Topics in Modern Condensed Matter Theory We 14, Fr 1214, HS I, PI 

Instructor(s):  J. Kroha  
Prerequisites:  Quantum mechanics I, e.g. physik420 Statistical Physics, e.g. physik521  
Contents:  Over the past few years, research in condensed matter physics has witnessed several novel developments, which are revolutionizing our understanding of manybody systems. Among those developments are  the simulation of manybody problems in ultracold atomic gas systems;  quantum phase transitions as a means for realizing exotic states of matter;  topological aspects of Hilbert space. The course will discuss these developments and provide some of the necessary theoretical techniques. Specific topics are:  Feynman diagram technique;  The method of slave fields for strong interactions;  Phase transitions, critical phenomena, renormalization group method;  Topological structure of the Hilbert space and consequences for the properties condensed matter systems. Topological insulators.  
Literature:  R. D. Mattuck, A Guide to Feynman Diagrams in the ManyBody Problem. N. Goldenfeld, Lectures on Phase Transitions and the Renormalization Group. B. A. Bernevig, Topological Insulators and Topological Superconductors.  
Comments:  The topics of this course are coordinated such that it can be taken in parallel to physics617 (Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics).  
physics772  Physics in Medicine: Fundamentals of Analyzing Biomedical Signals Mo 1012, We 12, SR I, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  G. Ansmann, K. Lehnertz  
Prerequisites:  Bachelor  
Contents:  Introduction to the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems  regularity, stochasticity, deterministic chaos, nonlinearity, complexity, causality, (non)stationarity, fractals  selected examples of nonlinear dynamical systems and their characteristics (model and real world systems)  selected phenomena (e.g. noiseinduced transition, stochastic resonance, selforganized criticality) Time series analysis  linear methods: statistical moments, power spectral estimates, auto and crosscorrelation function, autoregressive modeling  univariate and bivariate nonlinear methods: statespace reconstruction, dimensions, Lyapunov exponents, entropies, determinism, synchronization, interdependencies, surrogate concepts, measuring nonstationarity Applications  nonlinear analysis of biomedical time series (EEG, MEG, EKG)  
Literature:  M. Priestley: Nonlinear and nonstationary time series analysis, London, Academic Press, 1988. H.G. Schuster: Deterministic chaos: an introduction. VCH Verlag Weinheim; Basel; Cambridge, New York, 1989 E. Ott: Chaos in dynamical systems. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 1993 H. Kantz, T. Schreiber T: Nonlinear time series analysis. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2nd ed., 2003 A. Pikovsky, M. Rosenblum, J. Kurths: Synchronization: a universal concept in nonlinear sciences. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2001  
Comments:  Beginning: Mon, Oct 17, 10:00 ct  
physics774  Electronics for Physicists Tu 14, We 1012, HS, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  P.D. Eversheim, C. Honisch  
Prerequisites:  Elektronikpraktikum  
Contents:  One of the "classic" abilities of an experimentalist is to build those instruments himself he needs but can not get otherwise. In this context the knowledge of electronics  in view of the growing electronics aided acquisition and control of experiments  becomes a key skill of an experimentalist. The intention of this lecture is to enable the students by means of exemplary experiments to work out concepts to solutions for given problems. A focus of this lecture is to show that many of these solutions or concepts to solutions, respectively, are used in other fields of physics too (quantum mechanics, optics, mechanics, acoustics, . . .). At the end of this lecture, the student should: i) have an overview over the most common parts in electronics. ii) be concious about the problems of handling electronic parts and assemblies. iii) understand the concepts that allow an analysis and synthesis of the dynamic properties of systems.  
Literature:  1) The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill, Cambridge University Press  ”The practitioners bible”  2) Elektronik für Physiker by K.H. Rohe, Teubner Studienbücher  A short review in analogue electronics  3) Laplace Transformation by Murray R. Spiegel, McGrawHill Book Company  A book you really can learn how to use and apply Laplace Transformations  4) Entwurf analoger und digitaler Filter by Mildenberger, Vieweg  Applications of Laplace Transformations in analogue electronics  5) Aktive Filter by Lutz v. Wangenheim, Hüthig  Comprehensive book on OPAmp applications using the Laplace approach  6) Mikrowellen by A.J.Baden Fuller, Vieweg  The classic book on RF and microwaves basics  7) Physikalische Grundlagen der Hochfrequenztechnik by Meyer / Pottel Vieweg  An interesting approach to explain RF behaviour by acoustic analogies   
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physics776  Physics in Medicine: Physics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Tu 1416, Th 16, SR II, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  T. Stöcker  
Prerequisites:  Lectures Experimental Physics IIII (physik111physik311)  
Contents:   Theory and origin of nuclear magnetic resonance (QM and semiclassical approach)  Spin dynamics, T1 and T2 relaxation, Bloch Equations and the Signal Equation  Gradient echoes and spin echoes and the difference between T2 and T2*  On and offresonant excitation and the slice selection process  Spatial encoding by means of gradient fields and the kspace formalism  Basic imaging sequences and their basic contrasts, basic imaging artifacts  Hardware components of an MRI scanner, accelerated imaging with multiple receiver  Computation of signal amplitudes in steady state sequences  The ultrafast imaging sequence EPI and its application in functional MRI  Basics theory of diffusion MRI and its application in neuroimaging  
Literature:   T. Stöcker: Scriptum zur Vorlesung  E.M. Haacke et al, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physical Principles and Sequence Design, John Wiley 1999  M.T. Vlaardingerbroek, J.A. den Boer, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Theory and Practice, Springer  Z.P. Liang, P.C. Lauterbur, Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Signal Processing Perspective, SPIE 1999  
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physics652  Seminar Photonics/Quantum Optics Mo 1416, HS, IAP 

Instructor(s):  D. Meschede  
Prerequisites:  Bachelor education in physics, espcially quantum physics  
Contents:  Seminar description: This seminar will be about how quantum mechanics can be applied to modern research problems in the field of atomic, molecular, condensed matter and laser physics. In this research field, a strong theoretical and experimental/technical knowledge is required, which is why this seminar will cover both quantum theory and experimental quantum physics. The seminar will be based on the book “The quantum mechanics solver” by J.L. Basdevant and J. Dalibard (provided). In this book, each chapter gives a theoretical and experimental overview of selected topics (see below), including exercise questions. This provides a solid base for further exploration of the topic. Seminar attendees are required to select and present one of these topics in a 45min talk (+ discussions) and to actively contribute in discussions during the seminar. The preparation of the talk will require to recall the required theoretical background by solving the exercise questions as well as to understand experimental observations and techniques used. We will explicitly support the use of computer algebra systems (i.e. Mathematica) for preparing solutions and simulations. Furthermore, own literature research (research paper, books, …) will be required in order to set the chosen topic into context with more recent experiments in this research field. Examples from the table of contents: Particles and Atoms Neutrino Oscillations, Atomic Clocks, Neutron Interferometry, Spectroscopic Measurement on a Neutron Beam, Analysis of a SternGerlach Experiment, Measuring the Electron Magnetic Moment Anomaly, Decay of a Tritium Atom, The spectrum of Positronium, The Hydrogen Atom in Crossed Fields, Energy Loss of Ions in Matter. Quantum Entanglement and Measurement The EPR Problem and Bell’s inequality, Schrödingers Cat, Quantum Cryptography, Direct Observation of Field Quantization, Ideal Quantum Measurement, The Quantum Eraser, A Quantum Thermometer. Complex Systems Exact Results for the ThreeBody Problem, Properties of a BoseEinstein Condensate, Magnetic Excitons, A Quantum Box, Colored Molecular Ions, Hyperfine Structure in Electron Spin Resonance, Probing Matter with Positive Muons, Quantum Reflection of Atoms from a Surface, Laser Cooling and Trapping, Bloch Oscillations.  
Literature:  “The quantum mechanics solver” by J.L. Basdevant and J. Dalibard, (Springer, Heidelberg 2000) ** available from the library as an ebook ** available at the IAP library (on shelf)  
Comments:  Technical Organization:  Participants freely choose a topic from the book by Basdevant/Dalibard (one topic/participant)  At least 5 weeks of preparation with guidance by the lecturers are expected  45 min talks will present the concept, a problem, and an experimental verification  A 2page summary is requested for completion of the course before the end of the term Credits: 4 cps on successful completion  
physics655  Computational Physics Seminar on Analyzing Biomedical Signals Mo 1416, SR I, HISKP 

Instructor(s):  K. Lehnertz, B. Metsch  
Prerequisites:  Bachelor, basics of programming language (e.g., Fortran, C, C++, Pascal)  
Contents:   time series: chaotic model systems, noise, autoregressive processes, real world data  generating time series: recursive methods, integration of ODEs  statistical properties of time series: higher order moments, autocorrelation function, power spectra, corsscorrelation function  statespace reconstruction (Takens theorem)  characterizing measures: dimensions, Lyapunovexponents, entropies, testing determinism (basic algorithms, influencing factors, correction schemes)  testing nonlinearity: making surrogates, null hypothesis tests, MonteCarlo simulation  nonlinear noise reduction  measuring synchronisation and interdependencies  
Literature:   H. Kantz, T. Schreiber T: Nonlinear time series analysis. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2nd ed., 2003  A. Pikovsky, M. Rosenblum, J. Kurths: Synchronization: a universal concept in nonlinear sciences. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2001  WH. Press, BP. Flannery, SA. Teukolsky, WT. Vetterling: Numerical Recipes: The Art of Scientific Computing. Cambridge University Press  see also: http://www.mpipksdresden.mpg.de/~tisean/ and http://www.nr.com/  
Comments:  Location: Seminarraum I, HISKP Time: Mo 14  16 and one lecture to be arranged Beginning: Mo October 24 (preliminary discussion)  
6818  Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Polarisiertes Target / Laboratory in the Research Group: Polarized Target (D/E) http://polt05.physik.unibonn.de pr, ganztägig, Dauer n. Vereinb., PI 

Instructor(s):  H. Dutz, S. Goertz u.M.  
Prerequisites:  Basics in Thermodynamics, Quantum Mechanics and Solid State Physics.  
Contents:  The intention is to provide an overview about the research topics of the working group to the participating students within 4 weeks. Introduction to the following research activities: Development of dedicated target cryostats, development of new types of so called internal superconducting magnets, research and diagnostics on new polarizable target materials, improvements in the field of NMR techniques for polarization measurement. Students will have the oportunity to work on a small research project by their own and to give a final report to the group members.  
Literature:  The lectures does not follow a particular text book. Recommendations on background literature will be provided during the course.  
Comments:  
6821  Research Internship / Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe (SiLab): Detector Development: Semiconductor pixel detectors, pixel sensors, FPGAs and ASIC Chips (Design and Testing) (D/E) (http://hep1.physik.unibonn.de), whole day, ~4 weeks, preferred during offteaching terms, by appointment, PI 

Instructor(s):  F. Hügging, H. Krüger, E. von Törne, N. Wermes u.M.  
Prerequisites:  Lecture on detectors and electronics lab course (EPraktikum)  
Contents:  Research Internship: Students shall receive an overview into the activities of a research group: here: Development of Semiconductor Pixel Detectors and MicroElectronics  
Literature:  will be handed out  
Comments:  early application necessary  
6822  Research Internship / Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: ProtonProtonCollisions at the LHC (D/E) (http://hep1.physik.unibonn.de) lab, whole day, ~4 weeks, preferred during offteaching terms, by appointment, PI 

Instructor(s):  M. Cristinziani, J. Kroseberg, T. Lenz, E. von Törne, N. Wermes  
Prerequisites:  Lecture(s) on Particle Physics  
Contents:  Within 4 weeks students receive an overview/insight of the research carried out in our research group. Topics: Analyses of data taken with the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC especially: Higgs and Top physics, taufinal states and btagging The exact schedule depends on the number of applicants appearing at the same time.  
Literature:  will be handed out  
Comments:  Early application is required Contacts: E. von Törne, T. Lenz, M. Cristinziani, J. Kroseberg, N. Wermes  
6823  Research Internship / Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Analysis of protonproton (ATLAS) collisions. pr, all day, 34 weeks, preferably in the semester break, Applications to brock@physik.unibonn.de, PI 

Instructor(s):  I. Brock u.M.  
Prerequisites:  Introductory particle physics course  
Contents:  Introduction to the current research activities of the group (physics analysis with data from ATLAS (LHC) and ZEUS (HERA)), introduction to data analysis techniques for particle reactions, opportunity for original research on a topic of own choice, with concluding presentation to the group.  
Literature:  Working materials will be provided.  
Comments:  The course aims to give interested students the opportunity for practical experience in our research group and to demonstrate the application of particle physics experimental techniques. Depending on the students' preferences the course will be given in German or in English.  
6824  Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Detektorentwicklung und Teilchenphysik an einem ElektronPositronLinearcollider / Laboratory in the Research Group: Detector Development and Particle Physics at an ElectronPositron Linear Collider (D/E) pr, ganztägig, ca. 4 Wochen n. Vereinb., vorzugsweise in den Semesterferien, PI 

Instructor(s):  K. Desch, P. Bechtle  
Prerequisites:  Vorlesungen über Teilchenphysik  
Contents:  In einem 4 wöchigen Praktikum wird den Studierenden die Möglichkeit gegeben anhand eines eigenen kleinen Projektes einen Einblick in die Arbeitsweise der experimentellen Hochenergiephysik zu bekommen. Themen werden bei der Vorbesprechung vereinbart. Möglichkeiten (Beispiele):  Simluation von Prozessen am International Linear Collider  Messungen an einer Zeitprojektionskammer  
Literature:  wird ausgegeben  
Comments:  Eine frühe Anmeldung ist erwünscht bei Prof. Desch, Dr. P. Bechtle oder Dr. J. Kaminski  
6826  Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Neurophysik, Computational Physics, Zeitreihenanalyse pr, ganztägig, ca. 4 Wochen, n. Vereinb., HISKP u. Klinik für Epileptologie 

Instructor(s):  K. Lehnertz u.M.  
Prerequisites:  basics of programming language (e.g. C, C++, Pascal, Python)  
Contents:  This laboratory course provides insight into the current research activities of the Neurophysics group. Introduction to time series analysis techniques for biomedical data, neuronal modelling, cellular neural networks. Opportunity for original research on a topic of own choice, with concluding presentation to the group.  
Literature:  Working materials will be provided.  
Comments:  Contact: Prof. Dr. K. Lehnertz email: klaus.lehnertz@ukb.unibonn.de  
6833  Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Aufbau und Test optischer und spektroskopischer Experimente, Erstellung von Simulationen / Laboratory in the Research Group: Setup and Testing of Optical and Spectroscopical Experiments, Simulation Programming (D/E) pr, ganztägig, Dauer ca. 46 Wochen, n. Vereinb., IAP 

Instructor(s):  D. Meschede u.M.  
Prerequisites:  Two years of physics studies (undergraduate/ bachelor program)  
Contents:  Practical training in the research group can have several aspects:  setting up a small experiment  testing and understanding the limits of experimental components  simulating experimental situations  professional documentation The minimum duration is 30 days, or 6 weeks.  
Literature:  will be individually handed out  
Comments:  Projects are always available. See our website.  
6834  Praktikum in der Arbeitsgruppe: Vorbereitung und Durchführung optischer und atomphysikalischer Experimente, Mitwirkung an Forschungsprojekten der Arbeitsgruppe / Laboratory in the Research Group: Preparation and conduction of optical and atomic physics experiments, Participation at research projects of the group (D/E) pr, ganztägig, 26 Wochen n. Vereinb., IAP 

Dozent(en):  M. Weitz u.M.  
Erforderliche Vorkenntnisse:  Optik und Atomphysik Grundvorlesungen, Quantenmechanik  
Inhalt:  Studenten soll frühzeitig die Möglichkeit geboten werden, an aktuellen Forschungsthemen aus dem Bereich der experimentellen Quantenoptik mitzuarbeiten: Ultrakalte atomare Gase, BoseEinsteinKondensation, kollektive photonische Quanteneffekte. Die genaue Themenstellung des Praktikums erfolgt nach Absprache.  
Literatur:  wird gestellt  
Bemerkungen:  Homepage der Arbeitsgruppe: http://www.iap.unibonn.de/ag_weitz/  
astro841  Radio astronomy: tools, applications, and impacts Tu 16, Th 1618, Raum 0.012, AIfA Exercises arranged by appointment 

Instructor(s):  U. Klein  
Prerequisites:  introduction to astronomy, electrodynamics, interstellar medium  
Contents:  1. Introduction history astrophysics and radio astronomy 2. Singledish telescopes Cassegrain and Gregory foci geometries and ray tracing antenna diagrams antenna parameters 3. Fourier optics Fourier transform aperture – farfield relations spatial frequencies and filtering power pattern convolution and sampling resolving power 4. Influence of earth’s atmosphere ionosphere, troposphere plasma frequency Faraday rotation refraction, scintillation absorption / emission radiation transport 5. Receivers totalpower and heterodyne systems system temperature antenna temperature, sensitivity Dicke, correlation receiver amplifiers hotcold calibration 6. Wave propagation in conductors coaxial cables, waveguides matching, losses quasi optics 7. Backend continuum, IFpolarimeter spectroscopy filter spectrometer autocorrelator acoustooptical spectrometer pulsar backend 8. mm and submm techniques telescope parameters and observables atmosphere, calibration, chopper wheel error beam SIS receivers bolometers 9. Singledish observing techniques onoff, crossScan, Raster continuous mapping, OTF, fast scanning frequencyswitching, wobbling technique 10. Data analysis sampling theorem spectroscopy multibeam observations image processing, data presentation 11. Interferometry basics aperture  image plane complex visibility delay tracking fringe rotation sensitivity 12. Imaging Fourier inversion cleaning techniques selfcalibration zerospacing correction 13. VLBI station requirements processor calibration and imaging retarded baselines geodesy 14. Spectroscopy XF and FX correlation data cubes 15. Polarimetry cross dipoles circular feeds spurious polarization 16. Future developments and science projects, telescopes LOFAR, SKA, ALMA, SOFIA, Planck impacts: ISM, IGM, cosmology ...  
Literature:  Lecture Notes (fully spelledout text, for free, handed out in the class)  
Comments:  
astro8503  Radio and XRay Observations of Dark Matter and Dark Energy Fr 1315, Raum 0.008, AIfA Exercises/lab course arranged by appointment 

Instructor(s):  T. Reiprich, Y. Zhang  
Prerequisites:  Introduction to astronomy.  
Contents:  Introduction into the evolution of the universe and the theoretical background of dark matter and dark energy tests. Optical, radio, and Xray studies of clusters of galaxies. Cosmic microwave background. HI observations prior and during the epoch of reionization. High redshift supernovae. SunyaevZeldovich effect. LOFAR/SKA technology and observations. Warm Hot Intergalactic medium. Cosmology with clusters of galaxies.  
Literature:  The lecture notes will be distributed during the course.  
Comments:  
astro8531  The Physics of Dense Stellar Systems Mo 1518, Raum 0.012, AIfA Exercises arranged by appointment 

Instructor(s):  P. Kroupa  
Prerequisites:  Vordiploma or BSc in physics  
Contents:  Stars form in groups or clusters that are far denser than galactic fields. Understanding the dynamical processes within these dense stellar systems is therefore important for understanding the properties of stellar populations of galaxies. The contents of this course are: Fundamentals of stellar dynamics: distribution function, collisionless Boltzmann equation, Jeans equations, FockerPlanck equation, dynamical states, relaxation, mass segregation, evaporation, ejection, core collapse. Formal differentiation between star clusters and galaxies. Binary stars as energy sinks and sources. Starcluster evolution. Cluster birth, violent relaxation. Birth of dwarf galaxies. Galactic field populations.  
Literature:  1) Lecture notes will be provided. 2) J. Binney, S. Tremaine: Galactic Dynamics (Princeton University Press 1988) 3) D. Heggie, P. Hut: The gravitational millionbody problem (Cambridge University Press 2003) 4) Initial Conditions for Star Clusters: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008LNP...760..181K 5) The stellar and substellar IMF of simple and composite populations: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011arXiv1112.3340K 6) The universality hypothesis: binary and stellar populations in star clusters and galaxies: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011IAUS..270..141K  
Comments:  Aims: To gain a deeper understanding of stellar dynamics, and of the birth, origin and properties of stellar populations and the fundamental building blocks of galaxies. See the webpage for details. Start: Monday, 17.10.2016, 15:15  
astro856  Quasars and Microquasars Th 1315, Raum 0.01, MPIfR 

Instructor(s):  M. Massi  
Prerequisites:  
Contents:  Stellarmass black holes in our Galaxy mimic many of the phenomena seen in quasars but at much shorter timescales. In these lectures we present and discuss how the simultaneous use of multiwavelength observations has allowed a major progress in the understanding of the accretion/ejection phenomenology. 1. Microquasars and Quasars Definitions Stellar evolution, white dwarf, neutron star, BH 2. Accretion power in astrophysics Nature of the mass donor: Low and High Mass Xray Binaries Accretion by wind or/and by Roche lobe overflow Eddington luminosity Mass function: neutron star or black hole ? 3. Xray observations Temperature of the accretion disc and inner radius Spectral states Quasi Periodic Oscillations (QPO) 4. Radio observations Single dish monitoring and VLBI Superluminal motion (review, article) Doppler Boosting Synchrotron radiation Plasmoids and steady jet 5. AGN  
Literature:  
Comments:  http://www3.mpifrbonn.mpg.de/staff/mmassi/#microquasars1  
6957  IMPRSSeminar Mo 1314, MPIfR, HS 0.01 

Instructor(s):  R. Mauersberger  
Prerequisites:  Doctoral candidate in Astronomy  
Contents:  In this seminar, doctoral candidates give 20 min. status reports on their thesis work about once a year. A presentation is followed by a scientific discussion. All participants provide feedback on the presentation technique using a standardized format.  
Literature:  J. Kuchner: Marketing for Scientists, Island Press  
Comments:  
6952  Seminar on theoretical dynamics Fr 1416, Raum 3.010, AIfA 

Instructor(s):  P. Kroupa, J. PflammAltenburg  
Prerequisites:  Diploma/masters students and upwards  
Contents:  Formation of planetray and stellar systems Stellar populations in clusters and galaxies Processes governing the evolution of stellar systems  
Literature:  Current research papers.  
Comments:  
6954  Seminar on galaxy clusters Th 1517, Raum 0.006, AIfA 

Instructor(s):  T. Reiprich, Y. Zhang  
Prerequisites:  Introduction to astronomy.  
Contents:  The students will report about up to date research work on galaxy clusters based on scientific papers.  
Literature:  Will be provided.  
Comments:  
6961  Seminar on stars, stellar systems, and galaxies Di 1617:30, Raum 3.010, AIfA 

Instructor(s):  P. Kroupa, J. PflammAltenburg  
Prerequisites:  10th semester and upwards  
Contents:  Current research problems  
Literature:  Current research papers  
Comments:  Students and postdocs meet once a week for a presentation and discussion of a relevant recent and published research results. 